Farewell to another angling great

TRIBUTES have been paid to the pioneer who helped the carp fishing bait industry become the huge enterprise it is today. Bob Baker caught many specimen fish, especially carp. This 85 lb giant was landed at Graviers in France. Boilie pioneer Bob Baker passed away aged in his early 70s, and there was huge praise […]

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Licence rogue hit by £1,723 penalty after ‘abusive and threatening behaviour’

A ROGUE has ended up with a whopping £1,723 penalty after being caught by an Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officer, aided by a member of the Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service. Catching the rogues – the Voluntary Bailiff Service, along with EA and Police, are doing their best to make a difference. Rod licence dodger […]

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Scottish angler swoops for huge English barbel

COLIN DOUGLAS travelled 200 miles south to land this 18 lb 13 oz personal best barbel. Biggest barbel by any Scottish angler? It could be – and it scaled 18 lb 13 oz. Scottish angler Colin, 44, ventured down from Hawick, in the borders, to tackle Nottinghamshire’s River Trent. He had already enjoyed a good […]

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Review: 9 mm Dynamite Speed Washters

The 9 mm Dynamite Speed Washters come under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: 9 mm wafter hook baits. Specifications: high-leakage, durable hook baits; three ‘secret’ flavours and essential oils; three ‘washed-out’ colours; bottle of flavoured liquid […]

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Tackle shops unite to create fresh AIR fishing group

TEN of the country’s top fishing shops have come together to form the Association of Independent Retailers that could take on the dominance of Angling Direct. The Tackle Box in Kent is one of the well-respected stores in the new AIR fishing trade group. The AIR fishing trade group –  the Association of Independent Retailers […]

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Massive boost for river fish stocks

THE Environment Agency has restocked dozens of rivers, including a water that has been ravaged by otters and pollution in the past. Great Ouse fishing prospects are improving after more fish were stocked. Great Ouse fishing prospects have improved further with the boost. The former British record barbel river has received nearly 15,000 barbel, chub, […]

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2019 floods cause serious worries for fish stocks in Britain

HEAVY rainfall and flooding that has wreaked havoc in many parts of the country is seriously bad news for fish. Damage caused to fish stocks by 2019 floods is a concern. A leading fish expert believes the 2019 floods will have caused long-term damage, as well harming fry survival. As Angler’s Mail revealed, some stillwaters […]

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‘You guys might think I’m crazy’: Diary of US ‘missionary’ reveals last days in remote island

(CNN)The Christian evangelist who attempted to convert one of the world’s last remaining isolated tribes wrote of his convictions in pursuing the mission even in the face of open hostility and attempts on his life, according to diary entries and notes. “I hollered, ‘My name is John, I love you and Jesus loves you,’” he […]

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Review: Rapala Original Floater Lures

The Rapala Original Floater Lures come under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: a floating lure. Specifications: available in 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 18 cm sizes; largest size has a swimming depth to 3.3 […]

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Best urban fishing venues – 6 highly recommended places

ANGLER’S MAIL is the No.1 magazine for all sorts of things – and has a Where To Fish section that is unrivalled. It’s produced by regional experts. Leazes Park is an urban fishing gem in the North East. Urban fishing is probably not as popular as it once was. That’s despite undoubted interest generated by […]

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